A major hurdle to the uptake of research into new wheat varieties is that breeders do not have the specialist bioinformatics training required to utilise the latest discoveries.
To overcome this hurdle Dr Uauy of JIC has introduced practical training resources for breeders and developed tools to improve the accessibility of important data and methods.
One of these open-access tools, called PolyMarker, takes information from complex data sets and allows the identification of practical markers that breeders can use in marker-assisted breeding. This includes markers for some of the most important genes used by industry.
More information about PolyMarker